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The CW has long been a home for comic book properties adapted for the small screen. It housed Smallville for the latter five seasons, and since 2012, its been the home of the DC TV universe, i.e. Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl (starting with Season 2). Oh, and there's also iZombie. Now there's word that the network is looking outside of DC Comics for their next comic book TV show, as the Valiant Entertainment character Doctor Mirage may be adapted for live action.
Deadline is reporting that Valiant and DMG Entertainment are teaming up with The CW for a Doctor Mirage TV series, with Isabelle writer Gary Dauberman attached to pen and executive produce the project. Pretty cut and dry, right? Not so fast! Several other websites, like Comicbook.com and io9, have since heard from sources that a Doctor Mirage TV series is not nearly as far along as Deadline implied. There have been preliminary discussions about making it happen, but nothing is official yet. If the project moves forward, it will be Valiant's first foray into the world of television. The company has been making a push into other media with their web series Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe and plans to release movies based on Harbinger and Bloodshot.
Although an 18-issue series called The Second Life of Doctor Mirage published from 1993 to 1995, this proposed TV project would be based off the rebooted 5-issue miniseries published in 2014, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, and its 2016 follow-up, Second Lives. The story follows a super heroine who is able to communicate with the dead...well, with one exception. She's unable to connect with her late husband, Hwen. Using her talents as a paranormal investigator, she uses her special talents to solve murders, but when an occultist from the military approaches her for a special job, she embarks on a journey to finally reunite with her long lost love.
Since the two Doctor Mirage miniseries combined are only 10 issues total, obviously a Doctor Mirage TV series would obviously take the basic concept and jump forward in its own direction to sustain a season for more. That said, assuming this project does move forward, it would be a refreshing change from the channel's current comic-related lineup, as all those shows come from the main DC publishing line or the Vertigo imprint. If ordered, Doctor Mirage would be the sixth comic book show to air on The CW since 2012. Maybe CW should just stand for Comics, Wow! Sorry, that was bad.
We'll keep you informed on what's happening with a potential Doctor Mirage TV series as more updates come in. For now, click here to see what's coming up on television midseason.